LEAP Leadership

We focus on just one thing, the needs of small law firms.

Richard Hugo-Hamman

Executive Chairman

"We have found that there are four great challenges facing lawyers in small law firms; these are the ability to:

  • consistently deliver quality legal advice and services;
  • enjoy legal practice more with less stress;
  • generate sufficient working capital to grow the firm;
  • make a profitable business that will have value in the future.

Most lawyers in small law firms want to help people (people like you and me) when in need and it is difficult to balance clients’ needs with the demands of running a small business. The business side of things always suffers. LEAP redresses this imbalance.

For more than 20 years we have constantly researched the needs of lawyers in small firms and designed great solutions to help them. We have found that the challenges are very similar in all countries. The human needs of clients are the same after all.

We continue to invest in a cycle of continuous innovation designing and developing solutions that take advantage of the latest technologies to bring costs down, and which are remarkably practical and natural to use for anyone familiar with the operations of small law firms.

No matter what your involvement in small law firms is, I invite you to make contact with me directly, I will always be happy to take your call or exchange correspondence."


Chris Stock

Chief Executive Officer

"I am the CEO of LEAP in the USA and have 9 years experience working in Professional Services and Product Management. Before working at LEAP I spent 7 years working in small and mid-size law firms which gave me insight into how lawyers typically work and what can be done to improve efficiency within firms.

Retaining a small law firm is one of the most intensely personal things someone can do in their lifetime. Whether it is to construct a Will, manage a Divorce or battle court cases regarding lawful wrongdoings, lawyers at small firms are at the forefront of what makes us a functioning society.

Lawyers help people. At LEAP, we strive to help lawyers do this as effectively and efficiently for their clients and their business as possible. Helping lawyers help people is the driving force behind my passion for legal technology, in particular, the best software available to small firms in the world - LEAP"


Kelly Clifford

Chief Operating Officer

"At LEAP, we work closely with our clients to deliver a product that meets their needs and helps them to work smarter, better and faster. This means we are continually improving the product and our service to be the best and we will never, ever give up on achieving this.

The biggest hurdle for smaller law firms is the ability to convert from manual processes to professional practice management solutions. We are passionate about empowering firms through this transition, no matter what their current skill level is. There is no reason why the smallest firm cannot compete with the largest. LEAP evens the playing field using technology that enhances efficiency.

As the Chief Operating Officer, my responsibility is leading the LEAP Team in providing our clients with a world class experience. Our core focus in operations is, converting your data, training, installation, providing automated legal forms, and providing continued professional support. Put simply, we help attorneys get maximum benefit from using LEAP.

Having been with LEAP for over 14 years, I have worked with thousands of law firms to gain an understanding of what the attorney as well as their staff needs to run their practice efficiently.

The best way to discover LEAP is to experience it yourself, and then have the will to change and improve."


Ramsey Cabbani

Director of Sales

"Helping small law firms make more money with the same number of people is my number one priority.”

If you are a sole practitioner, or a member of a small law firm that wants to increase profit, leveraging the best technology is your opportunity to thrive in a competitive marketplace.

My teams are laser-focused on the needs of small law firms, and live the mantra: never, ever give up.

This is made easy when you work in a highly driven, dynamic business that is determined to achieve its goals.

I welcome you to contact me via email, so that I can personally show you how LEAP can assist your business.”


Ben Vass

President, LEAP New England

"LEAP strives to provide atttorneys access to great tools that will be valuable, help grow their business, and improve processes and efficiencies.

I have 14 years of operational and process experience in the legal software industry and have developed an understanding of how law firms operate and what they require in their software.

As President of LEAP – New England, I help attorneys overcome challenges they face in the day-to-day running of their firms. This focus ensures LEAP can deliver and support innovative software solutions to all customers.

For those with a keen interest in legal technology like myself, please feel free to connect with me."


Manorama Savanur

President, U.S. Software Development

"Beautiful software should be simple and easy to use.

As the President of U.S. Development, I aim to provide a seamless integration between LEAP and the Third Party System we are integrating with so that the user has a great experience.

The work we have done integrating Easysoft CDF with LEAP for efficient Real Estate Closing is a great example of the work we enjoy doing. With the rapidly expanding growth of digital transactions as a consequence of TILA-RESPA and MISMO compliance and the establishment of the CFPB, we will continue making it as natural as possible for busy real estate attorneys and paralegals to take advantage of the new technologies working directly from the Electronic Matter in LEAP.”


Arnold Sperling

Vice President, Finance and Administration

"With 20 years of experience directing finance departments in private and public companies. I have a proven track record of leading financial functions to meet business challenges in growing fast-paced environments such as LEAP. With extensive experience in the technology and software areas, my leading the finance and administrative functions at LEAP during this exciting growth period is a tremendous experience. As a professional with rich experience with ERP systems, automation and optimizing workflows, I have deep appreciation for the benefits LEAP Legal Software brings to a small law firm.

As the Vice President of Finance & Administration at LEAP my priority is to translate our business strategy to well-defined processes and policies to enable LEAP to provide our small firm clients with best in-class services and support."


Frank Mantero

Vice President, Marketing

"Customers who have LEAP have quickly realized the benefits to their law firms beyond time and cost savings. Not only is the product innovative and continuously improved to stay ahead of current trends and changes, the customer experience is also second to none.

My role at LEAP is to share these benefits with current and prospective customers across various channels. As a technology company, our marketing is founded on digital content, outreach, and engagement as well as working closely with the leading bar associations in the region.

In the end, LEAP is about relationships. Relationships with our customers to walk them through their journey. Relationships with our partners to drive education, awareness and understanding of legal best practices. Finally, it is about personal experiences from lawyers who have seen the advantages of LEAP first hand through increased quality time, profitability, and growth."


Catherine Wainwright

Vice President, Change Management

"Expert software implementation, data migrations and user training play a pivotal part in ensuring a smooth change event takes place within any organization.

With an intelligent understanding of practice management systems, our Implementation Consultants and Data Migration Specialists focus on enhancing the LEAP experience to ensure a smooth and elegant transition to LEAP.

As Vice President of Change Management, I am focused on ensuring every engagement is delivered with the highest quality and every client is satisfied with our work. We aim to minimize disruption and maximize productivity wherever possible and have a passionate team of specialists who make this vision a reality."


Olivia Mockel von dem Bussche-Ippenburg

Vice President, Design and Automation

"Why Design & Automation? What purpose does it serve? When considering the Design and Automation of legal documentation in LEAP, we think about how everything fits together: the legal materials, the layout, the importance of automation and the application of these for our users in their day-to-day business.

As Vice President of the Design & Automation Team, I focus on improving our user's experience of legal materials in LEAP. At LEAP, I enjoy using the skills and knowledge I gathered during my career as Legal Counsel and as a Product Manager. By combining my passion for Law and Technology, I help clients to produce legal documentation quickly and consistently.

The Design & Automation team includes a specialized team of legal researchers in the United States. We keep an up-to-date and comprehensive library of matters, automated legal forms, calculations and legal rates. We work closely with our users to ensure that we are meeting their expectations. Please reach out to me if you would like to discuss the benefits of Design & Automation further!"


Sarah Martin-Lewis

Vice President, Product

"LEAP is continually investing in providing our clients with innovation, design, and continuous development of features that take advantage of the latest technologies. As the Vice President of Product, my role is to be the product strategist and communicate the vision of these strategies to users and key stakeholders.

As the Vice President of Product, I collect user and stakeholder ideas and feedback to conceptualize how these ideas can translate into the LEAP roadmap. I also research, plan and scope new features that agree with improving productivity, performance and maintaining the competitive edge of LEAP. In my role I present and collaborate with LEAP Development to design and implement features into the LEAP Products. Additionally, I oversee reviewing, testing and communicating product features with users. Supervising support of the product, including helpdesk and quality assurance is a large component of my role."


Kate Thompson

Vice President, Operations

"As Vice President of Operations, it is my responsibility to ensure a smooth and stress-free transition to LEAP. We appreciate and rely on our clients for feedback about LEAP so myself and my Team like to get out and visit firms as much as possible.

I lead and develop an exceptional team which consists of the LEAP Helpdesk, Implementation Consultants, Client Success, and Quality to ensure we succeed in delivering first class service to our clients.

We also have a LEAP Partner Network where I work closely with LEAP accredited Partners to guarantee our clients access to the best training, guidance and consultancy services."

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